DIMASSOC (System Variable)

 
 
 

Controls the associativity of dimension objects and whether dimensions are exploded.

Type: Integer
Saved in: Drawing
Initial value: 2

0

Creates exploded dimensions. There is no association between the various elements of the dimension. The lines, arcs, arrowheads, and text of a dimension are drawn as separate objects.

1

Creates non-associative dimension objects. The elements of the dimension are formed into a single object. If one of the definition points of the dimension moves, the dimension is updated.

2

Creates associative dimension objects. The elements of the dimension are formed into a single object, and one or more definition points of the dimension are coupled with association points on geometric objects. If the association point on the geometric object moves, the dimension location, orientation, and value are updated.

DIMASSOC is not stored in a dimension style.

Drawings saved in a format prior to Release 2002 retain the setting of the DIMASSOC system variable. When the drawing is reopened in Release 2002 or later, the dimension associativity setting is restored.